The first time I heard about a rocket stove was when my husband was researching ways to create a heat source for his workshop. My first question - what's a rocket stove? Well, a rocket stove is basically a high-temperature combustion chamber with a vertical chimney. It requires very little fuel … [Read more...] about Building a Rocket Stove: Step By Step Tutorial
There's nothing I dislike more during the winter than waking up cold. If you heat your home with a wood stove, then you know what I mean, unless you have a humongous stove that can be stocked full of enough wood to keep your home toasty and warm for an entire night. You can pack most wood stoves in … [Read more...] about How To Build A Fire That Lasts All Night: Dry Wood vs. Green Wood
There is no shortage of information out there that helps people improve their health. The sad reality for so many is that eating organic is a cost factor they can’t embrace on a regular basis. Learning about edible wild food is an alternative that not only provides you with free food, but food that … [Read more...] about Spruce Up Your Diet With Edible Wild Spruce
If you have spent any time at all researching off-the-grid houses and energy-efficient homes, you probably have run across the mention of a cob house. A cob house is not made from corn cobs, as I first assumed when I heard the term, but rather uses a mixture of sand, straw, and clay similar to an … [Read more...] about What are Cob Houses? Are They Easy to Make?
Solar chargers are basically mini-solar panels that charge individual electronic devices and rechargeable batteries. These nifty little devices help charge everyday electronics items without draining your home’s power, and your pocketbook. Most solar-powered chargers are not as effective at … [Read more...] about Solar Chargers: Are They Worth The Money?